The university city of Cambridge is famous around the world not only for the calibre of its educational institutions but also for the classic nature of its architecture. However not all the buildings in the city are as old or as classical as the University. In the 1970s one building was constructed, now a Grade II listed building, comprising a three-storey structure. The building was designed to compliment the surroundings and as such was built with a series of soil vent and rainwater down pipes, all made of copper piping, located within the confines of the structure. Over the years since its completion the building has been subject to the usual vagaries of weather etc and in recent years these downpipes have shown signs of deterioration. In some instances the pipework was found to be leaking causing water damage within the building.